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Old Jul 07, 2012, 06:59 AM
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Yes, it will be yummy.

I just wish something would appear on the XPS website or we'd get some good news here.
How about it Jim ???

We're now into the second half of the year and have not had any "real" updates from you on the progress.....

Any chance you can give us an update other than, "we're still testing" ??
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Old Jul 08, 2012, 02:19 PM
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Old Jul 08, 2012, 05:54 PM
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Here we go again. Another flurry of "Is it here yet?" posts.

Here's the "Good news": Jim will post an update when he has an update to post; until then, they're still testing and there's zero chance for an update! If you can't figure that out, you don't need a programable Tx and should probably stick to control line.
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Old Jul 08, 2012, 06:23 PM
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Here we go again. Another flurry of "Is it here yet?" posts.

Here's the "Good news": Jim will post an update when he has an update to post; until then, they're still testing and there's zero chance for an update! If you can't figure that out, you don't need a programable Tx and should probably stick to control line.
Herbert,

ONE POST in recent WEEKS asking for an "update" would hardly qualify as a "flurry of posts" !!......

If you look at MY post history, you'll see that I could really give a rat's ass if the Tx ever comes out..... I'm perfectly happy with my 9303 with the module and receivers I currently own .........

I made the post because it has been a LONG TIME since Jim has given us any kind of update.... We're now into the SECOND HALF of 2012 without any indication of an end to this ongoing saga......I did so as a "public service".....

You need to get a hold of yourself and take a chill pill !!!
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Old Jul 08, 2012, 07:05 PM
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Herbert,

ONE POST in recent WEEKS asking for an "update" would hardly qualify as a "flurry of posts" !!......

If you look at MY post history, you'll see that I could really give a rat's ass if the Tx ever comes out..... I'm perfectly happy with my 9303 with the module and receivers I currently own .........

I made the post because it has been a LONG TIME since Jim has given us any kind of update.... We're now into the SECOND HALF of 2012 without any indication of an end to this ongoing saga......I did so as a "public service".....

You need to get a hold of yourself and take a chill pill !!!
I agree.
Usually, this forum keeps it's intended decorum. There was no reason for that diatribe.
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Old Jul 08, 2012, 09:27 PM
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While this message will probably get deleted, the reality is that Jim Drew created this forum as a place to discuss the radio. No news, updates or information to feed that desire firmly falls on his plate.
It's reasonable that given the forum exists, people would want to discuss the product. It's also reasonable to expect that over time w/o a shipping product people will get frustrated.

I applaud Jim for his efforts, I hope to support him with the purchase of a system and look forward to it. In the meantime I've had to buy something else to keep my personal planes in the air.
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Old Jul 09, 2012, 11:09 AM
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This is the first time I've checked in in about nine months or so. I was wondering if it's made it thru the FCC process. Looking forward to this system. Any ideas what the pre-production version looks like? Curious about the ergonomics is all.
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Old Jul 10, 2012, 07:21 PM
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This is the first time I've checked in in about nine months or so. I was wondering if it's made it thru the FCC process. Looking forward to this system. Any ideas what the pre-production version looks like? Curious about the ergonomics is all.
Made it through the FCC. All other information is best guess, nothing official that I can recall on the ergos. Can't possibly be as bad as a Spektrum DX6 series.
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Old Jul 12, 2012, 12:20 PM
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While this message will probably get deleted, the reality is that Jim Drew created this forum as a place to discuss the radio. No news, updates or information to feed that desire firmly falls on his plate.
It's reasonable that given the forum exists, people would want to discuss the product. It's also reasonable to expect that over time w/o a shipping product people will get frustrated.

I applaud Jim for his efforts, I hope to support him with the purchase of a system and look forward to it. In the meantime I've had to buy something else to keep my personal planes in the air.
I don't know why your message would be deleted. All you did was post a factual read of how the development of the transmitter is going.
What I got from this way back was that it's a sort of pet project of Mr. Drew, and he's had many, many other more important things that have sidetracked him over the years.

At this point, I'm thinking that it's a 50/50 chance of the XPS transmitter ever coming to market. That's not a criticism of Mr. Drew, but just a feeling that I've developed over time considering how things have gone and been reported in the XPS threads by him.

In the mean time, I'm just going to leave my name on the list of those wanting to buy one (or two) if it ever does come to market, and those items that his company IS selling right now are a distinct group of some of the best of the genre.
His conversion kits for radios and the accompanying receivers are a great buy and work well, so I'll just set up with what I have without having any expectations of the XPS radio being made at all.
If it does make to market, I'll just plunk down my money and go that way. If not, then I'll plunk my money down on whatever else I need and want to expand the radio systems I have.
Either way is good, and not having any expectation of the XPS radio ever being made means that I can highly respect Mr. Drew for his efforts, but also don't have to feel frustrated like so many others do.
My advice is for anyone who likes what they've heard about the XPS is get your name on the waiting list and then forget about it and keep flying what you have. If it happens, it happens. If it doesn't, it doesn't. No biggy.
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Old Jul 12, 2012, 07:19 PM
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I think he has invested to much Money and time to not bring this to market. Also reputation is at stake. We will see it sooner or later. To much of a loss for him otherwise.

Ken
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Old Jul 12, 2012, 08:23 PM
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Hello

I been following this thread for some time. I would like to say that In my opinion there is a big market on the 12+ channels transmitters, After some personal research in the 9 Channel or less class the Hitec Aurora 9 is the Best Radio considering the price performance ratio, But if you want more than 9 Channels with good programming there is a big jump in price if you want something good , The Futaba Super 8 does not fill this gap.

So please Jim , I would like to be put on the List to get one of the XPS if ever come to the market.

Thanks
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 04:30 PM
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Please send an email to our sales department (sales@xtremepowersystems.net) to be placed on the notification list for the transmitter.
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Old Jul 14, 2012, 11:07 AM
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Please send an email to our sales department (sales@xtremepowersystems.net) to be placed on the notification list for the transmitter.
Done Thanks
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 01:19 AM
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I'll hold my breathe once the radio is released for the "notify email once back in stock" so i can perchance buy one like everything else currently on the xps website.

Mean while Im about to suit up and go unicorn hunting with my special snipe spotting scope.....

Ya'll do know know that there is great chance stock levels will be low for months after any release like XPS usually tends to do right?
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 04:51 AM
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Same thing again and again. I remember when the same people said the XPS system would never come true.

Quite true that the wait is a pain. I had students waiting so long they finally went with the Hitec system. It will be hard to drag them over later. Maybe as a few get into more complex aircraft the high number of channels and the price will bring them back over. Of course there are a few still waiting too.
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